Monday, April 17, 2017

Growing in Unity Gal - Day 1!

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be a returning Growing in Unity Gal this week. Unity Stamp Company is such a sweet company and I love that there is a style for everyone. I tend to gravitate toward the artsy or cutesy stamps which  you will probably see this week.


For my project today, I'm reaching deep into my stash of Unity Stamps that spans YEARS of collecting and inking up a favorite Christy Tomlinson stamp called She Leaped (sadly, no longer available) that I honestly *gasp* don't think I've used before. See...I have this bad habit of seeing cute stamps that I HAVETOHAVE and then when I get them, they just sit there all cute because I can't bring myself to make anything even remotely as awesome as they already are. LOL It's a sickness and one you don't have because honestly, we should USE these beautiful stamps because that's why we bought them in the first place.


I pulled out my handmade art journal that already has some backgrounds created making it easy to just put together a page in a pinch. I stamped my girl and then blocked her out using Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. I outlined the image with a white gel pen and added sparkle to her wings. I can't seem to leave wings without adding a little sparkle. 


I came in and added some texture with more stamps and stencils before adding my words. I thought this was fitting seeing that the background became pretty dark. I'm super happy with the way this page turned out and can't wait to be back tomorrow with another fun new Unity Stamp project! 

Be sure to comment on my blog posts each day this week for your chance to win an awesome Unity Stamp Co prize pack! I'll be choosing ONE winner from all the comments left each day at the end of the week (winner to be announced Monday, April 24). Also, be sure to check out Terri's Blog, our other Growing In Unity Gal this week - she's a newbie so be sure to leave her lots of love this week as well because you have a second chance to win over there.

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26 comments :

Amy Ismail said...

Oh I love this stamp! Your journal is super pretty. Thank you for sharing a piece of your art. :)

Marcy H. said...

Gorgeous Journal!!

Dorothy Green said...

I love all the color and texture both in the angel figure and in your background! So cool!

Helen Gullett said...

Fantastic mixed media project for kicking off the GIU Gal Week!

Annie said...

I love how you brought your angel to life on your background.
Annie

Victoria Wright said...

Great colors. ..the stamp is super cute

Victoria Wright said...

Great colors. ..the stamp is super cute

Niece said...

I like all the color and texture on your page and Angel. I think the white was a great choice for making her pop. I think I'm going to enjoy watching what you do this week. Mixed media is my kind of fun. 😆

Colleen Hinesley said...

Cute! Love the vivid colors.

Paula Linna said...

Very inventive. I like it

Denise S. said...

Very pretty colors. I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't buy any more until I used what I have at least once, and then they bring out more great stamps that IJUSTHAVETOHAVE. lol. Glad you could use some of your older ones.

Suz said...

I love that stamp. It's in my stash as I was big into She Art years ago. Pretty mixed media

Emily said...

Wow! What Awesome colors!!!

Tammy Pope said...

Beautiful color and texture! I understand about leaving a stamp unlinked for too long because it's just so nice... And wings always need a little sparkle, don't they? ✨

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh, this is just dreamy & artsy and beautiful.

Jules46 said...

Beautiful Mixed media card!!!

Wilma said...

I`m sure many of us can relate to `gotta have that stamp`....and don`t use it for years....confessions of a crafter....

Robin Coxon said...

I'm a newbie to making cards with watercolors and appreciate your videos showing how easy it is. You certainly have an eye for this. Thanks for sharing.

Martha Roland said...

So many beautiful colors... pretty!

Your Minnesota Gal, Rachel said...

Fantastic! Bright beautiful colors!

Valerie said...

this is so beautiful. I agree all wings should have some sparkle! Thanks for sharing with us!

Adrianne Surian said...

Thanks beautiful! Love the colors you chose.

Deb Uffelman said...

The white really makes her pop! Looks great against the textured background

Ava Gavloski said...

thanks for explaining the details on how you created your look step by step, appreciated

Caroline said...

Beautiful colours!! Love the white outline of the image!!

Maia Ink by Anya Lynet said...

I wish I could combine colors like that!

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